Flashcards in Technical Matters Deck (62)
Why should headlights be aligned?
Enables the driver to see properly
What effect could incorrectly aligned headlights have?
Could dazzle oncoming drivers
How frequently should headlights be checked?
Daily before driving
What effect can a broken lens have on headlights?
Reduce and distort the beam
If you wish to drive at night but the right headlight bulb is blown, what should you do?
Not drive until the bulb is replaced
How would a driver know that a brake-light bulb is not working?
By standing at the rear and checking as another person presses the brake pedal
Can you drive on a public road when brake lights aren't working?
What should a driver do if a system warning light lights up while driving?
Stop and check the problem
What is the purpose of the red reflectors at the rear of the vehicle?
Reflect light at night to make other road users aware of the vehicle
When a driver operates the indicator switch and hears a more rapid clicking noise than normal, what could this mean?
An indicator bulb may have blown
What does anti-lock braking system do?
Prevents the wheels from locking under harsh braking conditions
If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when applied, what does this mean?
Fault in the brake fluid system
If a driver applies the foot brake and hears a scraping noise, what is the most likely cause?
Brake linings or pads are worn
What may indicate a problem with the vehicle's braking system?
Stopping ability is affected
After changing a wheel what should be checked after a short distance?
Wheel nut tightness
When driving an automatic vehicle, what should the driver be aware of?
Engine braking power is reduced
What does a rev counter provide information on?
If the engine power is lower than normal, what should a driver do?
Have the vehicle checked by a competent person
What is the purpose of engine oil?
Lubricates the engine
If the oil pressure gauge shows little or no pressure, or the warning light comes on, what could the problem be?
Oil level is low
What happens if the vehicle's engine oil is not changed as required?
Engine may suffer increased wear
If the vehicle's oil-pressure gauge is low or the red oil-pressure warning light comes on, what should the driver do?
Drive to a safe place, stop the vehicle and check the oil level
What should a driver do before checking the engine oil level?
Make sure the engine is switched off and cold
What should you do if while driving there is a strong smell of fuel?
Stop where safe and investiage
What does the warning light or red zone on a fuel gauge mean?
Level of fuel in the tank is low
When is it recommended to use coolant?
All year round
What should you do if the temperature gauge shows red?
Stop in a safe place and have the problem investigated
What should you do if you notice steam rising from the engine compartment?
Stop where safe and investigate the cause
If you notice that part of the car's body have rusted what should you do?
Have it repaired by a competent repair shop